Some pics I took at the Old 97s free show last week.
I trust that everyone reading htis thread has also been following the AV Club's "Nashville or Bust" series in with Nathan Rabin, the AV Club's hip hop specialist, dove into country music for a year, covering a different artist each week. Here is the Townes Van Zandt column he posted this week: http://www.avclub.com/articles/week-...n-zandt,43989/
I had the Long Ryders' State of Our Union and Two Fisted Tales on vinyl back when they came out but had sort of forgotten about them. "Looking for Lewis and Clark" is a pretty cool song though. One of the band members was once briefly married to Lucinda Williams, by the way.
I always think of the Meat Puppets as a punk band.
always liked this townes song
I'm surprised he lived for as long as he did.
agreed. have you seen Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt?
heartworn highways was a decent documentary about back-to-basics country in 1975, but the dvd extras of a christmas gatherings, of a bunch of the musicians involved playing music together, was even better. interesting seeing a young steve earle.
Townes doing "Waiting Around to Die" from Heartworn Highway:
My band covers this song every now and then.
Maggie Gyllenhaal is joining Peter Sarsgaard in the forthcoming Bill Monroe biopic. T. Bone Burnett is doing the music.
We are playing a show tonight with a band called American Aquarium, from Raleigh, NC. Getting into them has been a nice alt-country discovery for me.
Edit: Bill Mallonee was just added, which is pretty cool:
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This is my shit!
Friday Lou Reed, Modest Mouse,Beach House,Infected Mushroom, Johnny Marr,Wolfgang Gartner, Four Tet, TNGT, Earl Sweatshirt, Lee Scratch Perry, Dam Funk
the XX, New Order, Knife Party, Violent Femmes, SMD, Major LAzer, 2 Chainz, Danny Brown, Booka Shade, Bingo Players, Pusha T, Trash Talk
RHCP, Nick Cave, Vampire Weekend, Social D, Wu Tang,Eric Prydz, Lumineers, James Blake, Grimes, Raider Klan, Roni Size, Smith Westerns
Safe at Home (International Submarine Band)
1. Blue Eyes
2. Do you know how it feels to be lonesome?
3. Luxury Liner
Sweetheart of the Rodeo (The Byrds)
1. One Hundred Years from Now
2. You're still on my mind
3. The Christian Life
The Gilded Palace of Sin (Flyin Burrito Bros)
2. Do you know how it feels to be lonely?
3. Dark end of the street
1. Streets of Baltimore
2. We'll Sweep Out the Ashes in the Morning
3. How Much I've Lied
1. $1000 Wedding and Brass Buttons (two of the most moving songs you'll ever hear)
2. The Return of the Grievous Angel
3. In my hour of darkness
1. Brand New Heartache
2. Sleepless Nights
3. Together Again
*there are plans, but they have no dates*
So the same radio station that did the tribute for Townes Van Zandt last year is doing a fundraising tribute show for Uncle Tupelo this year, and we will be playing. The five songs we will be performing are:
2. Looking for a Way Out
3. New Madrid
4. True to Life
5. I Got Drunk
The show's on Dec. 4th and there will be video and audio forthcoming. It should be fun.
Bill Mallonee was also on the bill, and he was great. He came on stage with us and played harmonica on our version of The Band's "Evangeline".